Monthly Archives: October 2021

CUPE strikers show their ‘fists’ in Sackville

Dozens of striking CUPE members paraded in downtown Sackville today and stood at the Main and Mallard intersection to back their demands for higher wages. “I hope the premier gets the message. This province cannot run without the public service … Continue reading

Posted in New Brunswick government | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Evans, Dietz urge Sackville Town Council not to lower property taxes

Many Sackville residents are facing higher property taxes this year because the assessed market value of their homes has risen by an average of 7%, but Councillors Bill Evans and Sabine Dietz are urging their council colleagues to resist the … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Sackville Town Council pushed to include more action on climate change in 2022 budget

Climate change was a key theme Monday night as Sackville Town Council met to discuss preliminary proposals for next year’s budget. “I know this is an emergency and not just a crisis,” said Councillor Sabine Dietz after suggesting that the … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Town of Sackville | Tagged | 11 Comments

Sackville tenants say town has been slow to respond to health and safety complaints

Tenants at an apartment building in Sackville say they can’t understand why it’s taking the town so long to respond to their health and safety concerns. Warktimes has spoken to tenants at 26 Queen’s Road who say they’ve complained to the … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Maple Leaf Rag: Mayor Mesheau, the Irvings and Thee

Dear Warktimes Editor, Finally, our town has a leader who understands politics, power and the press. I refer to Mayor Mesheau, whose report to town council on Tuesday broke the news about high-stakes talks he’s been conducting with a member … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | 5 Comments

Sackville Treasurer seeks to hold the line on property tax rates, but many homeowners will still pay more

Sackville Treasurer Michael Beal says he’s hoping to avoid increasing property tax rates next year in spite of sharp increases in costs for such key items as insurance and policing. During a budget presentation to town council Monday night, Beal … Continue reading

Posted in Town of Sackville | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Sackville mother questions long delay in getting her Lebanese husband into Canada

A Sackville mother of two young boys says she’s frustrated and angry that she’s been waiting nearly four years to bring her husband to Canada from Lebanon. “I’m really upset,” says Rachelle Farah.”I need him to be with me especially … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment